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Woodland Man Killed In Hit-And-Run; Driver, 19, Arrested

WOODLAND (CBS13) — Police say a man who was initially believed to have been shot was found to have actually been the victim of a hit-and-run in Woodland on Friday morning.

Mario Lopez, 19 (Woodland Police Department)

Woodland police say officers responded to Pioneer Avenue, near Tide Court, just before 9 a.m. after someone called 911 to report finding a person who they believed had been shot. 

At the scene, however, officers discovered that the victim had actually been struck and killed in a hit-and-run. 

Officers were soon alerted by an observant citizen about a suspicious car along the 1600 block of Gillette Drive. That driver, identified as 19-year-old Woodland resident Mario Lopez, was soon arrested. 

The name of the person killed has not been released, but police say he was a 61-year-old Woodland man. 

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